Introduction: Rock Solid Skateboard Hanger From PVC Pipe

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Looking for a way to hang a couple longboards up in the garage, we came up with this simple design.

This supports the board by the wheels, gets it out of the way and protects it from getting beat up. 

Step 1: Material and Tools

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PVC pipe - 3 inch diameter schedule 40, 10 inches or more. Can be solid or foam core.
Fasteners - 2" drywall screws, EZ-anchors or Tapcons.

Table saw, miter saw and band saw. If you don't have these, a hack saw will do the whole job, it just takes a bit more work.
Drill press or hand drill
3/16 and 3/8 drill bits
tape measure/ruler

Step 2: Cut Twice

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**** Be careful using power tools, use good judgement and follow all safety precautions please!****

Cut the pipe to length. A  miter saw with a fine blade works great for this. Or a bandsaw or hacksaw. Cut to 10 inches long for a longboard hanger. Or 8 inches for a standard board. 

Split the pipe in half lengthwise. A table saw or bandsaw works well for this. Or a hacksaw if it's all you have.

Step 3: Drill

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Drill two 3/8 inch holes in the center of the pipe top-to-bottom, 4 inches apart. These will be the corners of the notch you'll cut in the next step.

Now drill two 3/16 inch mounting holes in the center left-to-right, one 1/2 inch from the edge and the second 1-1/4 inches from the same edge.

Step 4: Cut a Notch

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Now, cut out a notch in the center for clearance for the trucks. This step is necessary Independent, Ventures and Gullwings. If you have Bear or Paris style trucks you may not need the notch, try it out with your board.  On the side opposite the mounting holes, cut from the edge to the first large hole. Do the same for the second large hole. And then cut down the length between both large holes. A bandsaw or hack saw works well here.

Step 5: Mount It to the Wall

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Now hang it up on the wall. Use a couple of drywall screws, 2 inch works great for wood framed walls, and screw it to a wood stud. Metal studs may require a pilot hole. Or use an appropriate fastener like a Tap-Con screw for concrete.

That's it! Good luck, I'd love to see a pic of your board hanging on the hanger if you'd like to post one.


ThigoD made it! (author)2017-01-29

Absolutely no problem for my skateboards. Very cool skateboard hanger! Definitely suggesting this.

MatthewTaylor (author)ThigoD2017-01-29

Looks great - nice work ThigoD!

Mani_chin made it! (author)2016-01-21

Fun weekend project and super simple and easy! I looked at other skateboard racks online and I found that this is the cheapest and easiest to make. Thanks heaps for the awesome project! P.S add stickers!

MatthewTaylor (author)Mani_chin2016-01-22

Looks awesome, thanks for posting the pics Mani_chin! Stickers are cool.

JamesD163 (author)2016-01-11

Great! I loved the idea, but my wife wants a more "horizontal" solution...

MatthewTaylor (author)JamesD1632016-01-22

@JamesD163 - Thanks for the comments. Maybe consider cutting a wedge out of a couple of PVC caps and hanging them on the wall the same distance apart as your wheels. Hang your board sideways catching the inside surface of two wheels. Just a thought...

MatthewTaylor (author)2015-12-05

Thanks for posting BloodBlaze - glad you like it.

MatthewTaylor (author)2015-12-05

Thanks for posting CostinG - putting them inside a cupboard is a great idea.

MatthewTaylor (author)2015-12-05

Cool, nice work BEARE. I like how they look in aluminum. You've got quite a cool collection of boards. Thanks for posting.

BloodBlaze (author)2015-12-05

great idea

I just made one (so simple but awesome)

CostinG (author)2015-11-01

Very simple solution to suspend the skateboards. I've attached them to the inside walls of a cupboard which is so much neater now. Thanks for the idea!

BEARE made it! (author)2015-10-04

Hey, just want to say thanks for the great idea! I got a bit carried away and made 5 brackets inspired by your idea! (Including a pen holder! haha) I made them out of Aluminium! :)

MatthewTaylor (author)2015-08-13

Nice work senseimeshari- looks great!

senseimeshari (author)2015-08-12

This is an amazing idea. So cool. I've done it with a dremel then Plastidip it with red color.

LongboardingHipster (author)2015-05-24


manuelmasc made it! (author)2014-11-15

thanks for the brilliant idea! simple and cool

American Ruin (author)2014-09-26

This makes me want to get another longboard!

MatthewTaylor (author)2014-08-16

Cool, nice work mOWWck!

mOWWck made it! (author)2014-08-16

Awesome instructable. 5$ worth of pipe and a dremel is better than anything I could buy.

t0mm0t made it! (author)2014-04-28

perfect board rack!! thanks for sharing the idea. :)
here's my version of it...

MatthewTaylor (author)t0mm0t2014-04-28

That looks really sweet! Thanks for posting a picture. Did you laser cut it out and bend it?

t0mm0t (author)MatthewTaylor2014-04-28

Thanks, I appreciate that. :)
No, its all done by hand out of an sewage pipe like you did.

The ION logo is just a sticker, but on the picture it looks like a cut-out you're right. ;)

NASAguy (author)2013-08-13

I have been looking for a way to hang my longboards and this is perfect.

MatthewTaylor (author)NASAguy2013-08-14

Cool, nice work! Thanks for posting a pic. Dang, the trucks on that board are wide - can you even ride it on a sidewalk???

NASAguy (author)MatthewTaylor2013-09-02

Haha ya they can but u just gotta be carful of pinecones they will make u do a 180 if your not carful.

3366carlos (author)2013-04-28

very nice.

MatthewTaylor (author)3366carlos2013-08-14

Thanks carlo$. The notch is necessary for my trucks but you're on to something - Bear and Paris style trucks don't need the notch. I'll add that to the notes. Glad you pointed that out.

3366carlos (author)3366carlos2013-04-28

from the last picture, it looks like the notch is not necessary. Nothing is hitting the pvc.

GorillazMiko (author)2013-02-06

I never would've thought. Thanks for sharing! I'll definitely be making one of these soon.


KevinAlien26 (author)2013-01-29

Very nice and slick design

RangerJ (author)2013-01-14

I like it. I think I'll make one for my shop broom...

MatthewTaylor (author)RangerJ2013-01-22

Cool idea.

masterochicken (author)2013-01-09

Great idea!

Hey Thanks Mastero'. May be scaleable to hang your bug up...

bertus52x11 (author)2013-01-05

Smart! If I still had a skate board, I would suspend it this way!

That's a big gear, no? 52x11? ever too late to get back into it for a little cross training or carving on some downhills.

Yep it's a big gear.
About skateboarding: too many things in life....

ambientvoid (author)2013-01-06

Very cool, might do this for all the boards dotted about my lounge. Would actually be ideal as a 'daily board' hanger by my front door :)

It's easy to make a bunch all at once, hope it works out well hanging in the 'void. I've seen grey 3" conduit that may look cool, another guy found black PVC for some color options... Have fun.

Tinworm (author)2013-01-06

Very Cool

Very elegant, simple design!

MatthewTaylor (author)Tinworm2013-01-07

Thanks tinworm.

tpeterson1959 (author)2013-01-06


Thanks tpeterson.

cammers (author)2013-01-06

Great idea. thanks for sharing.

MatthewTaylor (author)cammers2013-01-07

Thanks cammers - hope it's helpful.

dee004 (author)2013-01-06

That's pretty cool. Good idea.

MatthewTaylor (author)dee0042013-01-07

Hey, thanks alot. It's super simple to make.

gweeds (author)2013-01-06

I don't even have a skateboard and I think this is awesome. You should market these!

MatthewTaylor (author)gweeds2013-01-07

Thanks - thumbs up!

Dibbethy (author)2013-01-06

Finished making one tried to spray paint it with plasti dip, but my impatience got the best of me, and i ended up just sticking with the plain black PVC. I'm trying to find a spot to hang the second one now... A side note, you have to have a stud to mount these. I got lucky with the first attempt, but the second attempt left me with some drywall holes.

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